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Friday
Apr172015

Reader sighting: FCPA Blog Nation

This license plate was spotted in Northern Virginia. It's not our plate. But we love it! If you spot one like it on the roads, please send us a photo.

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Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.

Friday
Apr172015

UK brings new Alstom charges for Hungary bribes

Image courtesy of Alstom SAThe UK Serious Fraud Office brought new charges Thursday against a UK subsidiary of Alstom SA and an Alstom employee for alleged corruption in a project to supply trains to the Budapest Metro.

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Friday
Apr172015

Former FAW-Volkswagen executive jailed for life

Shi Tao, the former executive deputy general of FAW-Volkswagen Sales Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG’s China joint venture, has been sentenced to life in prison for accepting bribes totaling 33 million yuan ($5.3 million).

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Thursday
Apr162015

Navy officer is ninth defendant to plead guilty in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribe scandal

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Todd Dale Malaki admitted accepting cash, hotel expenses, and the services of a prostitute in return for providing classified U.S. Navy ship schedules and other internal Navy information to the boss of a Singapore-based defense contractor.

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Thursday
Apr162015

Russia mulls whistleblower reward law

State Duma of the Russian Federation The Russian Duma is considering amendments to the antibribery law to bring the country's legislation into compliance with international principles of anti-corruption. One proposed amendment is the regulation of whistleblowing activity.

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Thursday
Apr162015

After Gov. McDonnell (Part Three, concl.): How to fix Virginia's ethics laws 

Effective ethics laws, in Virginia and elsewhere, depend on enforcement through prosecution, independent ethics review boards, ethics training, and transparency and openness in government. In other words, Virginia will have to do more than change a few gift laws currently under review.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

Mike Scher: These final compliance myths make me mad

This week I've been using my head to smash through some myths about compliance professionals and the jobs they do. I'm a bit bloodied by the exercise, but encouraged by so many generous comments from readers. So let's do it one more time.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

UK fines BNY Mellon £126 million for custody compliance failures

The Financial Conduct Authority Tuesday fined two Bank of New York Mellon units a total of £126 million ($185 million) for failing to comply with the FCA custody rules for the safe-keeping of client money.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Six): How was BOTA set up?

BOTA was the first foundation ever established as a result of an FCPA case, and the question explored in this post is how it was set up.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

After Gov. McDonnell (Part Two): Virginia's toothless conflict of interest laws

The State Integrity Project found that Virginia's ethics laws are among the least effective of the states for deterring corruption. The analysis cited Virginia’s weak conflict of interest laws, and found that those laws essentially have no bite.

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